Our highly trained and experienced yoga teachers from around the globe each bring their own unique style, experience and wisdom to their classes. Yoga is a very personal practice and so we encourage you to trial different teachers to find your favourite SoHo Yoga guides.
Amanda’s yoga journey followed her corporate career from London to Sydney and ultimately to Brisbane, incorporating many styles of practice along the way including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. After completing her yoga teacher training, Amanda finally left the corporate world to realise her dream of establishing SoHo Yoga and sharing the many benefits of this life affirming practice with others. An eternal student of yoga, Amanda has since studied under international teachers Shiva Rea, Sarah Powers and Elena Brower. Her creative vinyasa classes incorporate contemporary themes that empower students to take their practice off the mat and into their daily lives.
Alexandra has recently returned to Brisbane from Vancouver where she has been studying and teaching yoga for several years. She believes true yoga is finding a balance between giving and receiving, it is the wellness between inner and outer worlds, and ultimately it is the practice of spreading peace. Alexandra guides her students to find greater harmony within as they explore the practice of yoga on the mat and weave it into their everyday lives.
Movement and creativity have followed Andrea around all her life. She attended her first yoga class at the age of 14 to supplement her dance training and was immediately hooked. In 2011 she travelled to India to study Ashtanga in the birthplace of Yoga. The experience was enlightening, learning from people that grew up as yogis, including a Swami who taught Pranayama and Philosophy. Andrea is immensely grateful for this life changing experience; of being so focused, totally immersed, and breathing yoga for 12 hours every day. She is thrilled to share this feeling with others as she travels further on life’s path.
Bec worked as a fitness instructor for many years. She first tried a yoga class over 15 years ago but didn’t go back. A few years later she decided to give it another try and it was love at first Downdog! After completing her teacher training with Power Living Yoga, she was more than happy to leave the fitness classes behind. Bec loves to teach with a smile, hopefully sharing that joy with others. She continues her studies by participating in various workshops, classes, courses & festivals and completed her Level II training with Being Yoga in 2015.
Many moons ago Bree found herself yearning to find something that was just her own. She decided to start practicing yoga again and something inside her ignited. She found a deep connection to herself and the world around, discovering that through breath and movement she could take on any of life’s challenges. It brought her back into alignment with her heart and her personal journey of peace, balance, acceptance and love. Leading you through a classic vinyasa style, Bree truly believes in the gift of yoga and the amazing benefits that a regular practice can provide.
Francescia first began her yoga journey in the early 2000’s. However it wasn’t until experiencing its beautiful healing power that she began teacher training on the banks of Rishikesh in India. Teaching since 2012 Francescia pulls from her training in India, Being Yoga and Zenergy Yoga. She also uses her skills as a counsellor and social worker to create safe, empowering class frameworks to suit the individual.
Georgina first rolled out her yoga mat in 2004 but, entranced by London’s hedonistic lifestyle and climbing the career ladder, her practice was sporadic (and largely physical). After mistaking a panic attack for a heart attack, yoga and meditation became vital to Georgina's self care, boosting her mental and emotional resilience; teaching her to savour the present moment; and replenishing her innate curiosity and lust for life. Focusing on slow, flowing vinyasa yoga, Georgina invites you on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Whether you desire a physical release or practical tools to manage day-to-day stress, she hopes you step off the mat empowered to live your best life.
Originally hailing from the UK and with a background in dance, Hannah studied as an Ashtanga teacher in Ho Chi Mihn City. This initial training gives her classes a sense of discipline, which she balances greatly with an authentic, personal and easygoing approach. Hannah believes that yoga is a compliment to everything in life; that it challenges the ego, allows a sense of ownership of the body and mind and has something positive to offer everyone. She wants her students to make yoga their own experience and invites them to explore their limitations with an open mind.
Julia fell in love with yoga when she began taking hot yoga classes in her home town Melbourne. Initially, Julia used yoga as exercise, but she soon began to understand the true power of the practice in maintaining equilibrium between mind, body and spirit. With a focus on mindfulness through movement, Julia aims to deliver a unique yoga experience for every student, every time they step on their mat. Her favourite style of yoga to both practice and teaching is a slow but strong flowing vinyasa.
With a background in dance and music, Kathleen encountered the physical practice of yoga over 15 years ago, as another form of movement and expression, but found herself returning to yoga for the more challenging, philosophical aspects that help to ground, balance and support her mentally as well as physically. Drawing inspiration from her teachers across various disciplines, Kathleen enjoys bringing together her knowledge and passion of this rich and evolving tradition, to develop her own creative and encouraging style of teaching yoga to people from all backgrounds, abilities and walks of life.
Katie is a country girl from North West NSW but spent twenty years living throughout the Pacific. She brings her laid back island experience to her yoga practice. Having completed her Level I yoga teacher training in Nepal, Katie also recently completed her yoga therapy certification. Katie relishes the opportunity to share her journey and love of yoga with her students.
Krissi has been an active participant of yoga on and off the mat for 25 years, which naturally led to becoming a yoga teacher in 2010. Drawing on years of personal daily meditation practice, and a love for the deep connection with self that comes through embodied awareness, her classes are well balanced to create challenge and relaxation. Weaving in traditional and modern philosophy and following her Dharma to assist people in reconnecting with their inner peace, Krissi continues to share her joy and love of yoga whist offering an authentic, heart centred practice through her classes, workshops and retreats.
Miriam first came to yoga as a sufferer of sciatica pain developed during her youth in the Netherlands. Yoga improved her posture and reduced pain, and the dramatic shifts she experienced ultimately lead her to teaching. Miriam believes that yoga offers an opportunity to rediscover the deep sense of calm and wellbeing that is always within; and that when we bring the energy of the heart and the mind into alignment, truly great things can happen! Miriam loves to teach pregnancy classes to not only connect to the life that is growing within but to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and give you the tools to prepare for birth.
Originally into Ashtanga and Power Yoga, Nic signed up for her first teacher training to deepen her own practice rather than a desire to teach. An injury led her to Yin Yoga, where she experienced the unique healing qualities and meditative benefits. This motivated Nic to want to develop and share her knowledge, so she undertook a further 100 hour Yin specific teaching certification. Nic's goal is to help students develop their own body awareness, overcome chronic pain and increase mobility. She believes Yin is a perfect complement to dynamic styles of exercise and that it benefits both yogis and other athletes.
Nicole has had a dedicated practice for most of her adult life & after becoming a mother of four children she decided to deepen her practice by studying yoga teacher training. She’s passionate to share that yoga is not only about the physical practice on the mat but how the experience can carry into everyday life. She believes that through yoga kids can obtain tools to help them observe their feelings; build resilience; self-acceptance; gratitude; slowing down and how to connect & be in tune with their bodies and breathe.
One of two resident Canadians, Sheila’s yoga journey really began when she moved to Brisbane and found her teacher and mentor. While she continues to study and practice several different styles, her training in Anusara influences her practice and teachings by providing a focus on the beauty and delight the world holds, and finding the highest self, the divine, in all bodies, experiences, and challenges that life has to offer. Sheila is currently on maternity leave and will return to SoHo in 2019.
Having learnt yoga with her mother from an early age the practice of yoga has filtered in and out throughout Sheridan's life. She felt it was apart of herself she wanted to explore further and so pursued teacher trainings in Bali and also with Julie Smerdon of Shri Yoga. Sheridan believes that yoga teaches us the joy of being truly present in each and every moment, to be a little kinder towards ourselves, and that each day will present differently and to just notice this and enjoy.
Stacey is a devoted practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Her Vinyasa classes are rooted in the tradition of Ashtanga but influenced by modern yoga, allowing her to be creative and playful; her classes are physically challenging but with a lightness of spirit. Her style has evolved from training and practice with different teachers including Meghan Currie, Shiva Rea and Duncan Peak, in over 10 years of practice and learning. Stacey also loves to practice and teach Yin Yoga and meditation. The proud mum of two little boys she is mindful of the importance of balance. A dedicated yoga practice builds a strength of body but also a presence of mind to navigate the many joys and challenges of a busy life.
Susie has made yoga a part of her life for over 17 years, and decided to undertake teacher training to deepen her own practice and knowledge of yoga philosophy. Her experiences practicing in India and Bali uncovered a strong desire in her to teach, and led to her leaving her corporate career to pursue a life journey more in line with her personal values. She originally trained in Purna Yoga (Hatha based and Iyengar influenced) but her more recent training has lead her to specialise in yin & restorative. Susie’s love of yoga shines through in her teaching style, and her students always walk away from her classes feeling energised in the body and chilled in the mind.